Teen Ministry Website Page—Grace has updated the teen group page on the Grace website. The new page is called Teen Ministry, and is located under the Connect tab. The page has links to devotional and topical resources for you to use with your teen. There is more to come so check it out and stay alert for future announcements about new content!

Moms Group Summer Park Play Dates—The last Wednesday Park Play Date is set for July 17 at Klode Park in Whitefish Bay. Questions, contact Anna Bondow at dabondow@gmail.com.

Grace in Action July and August Donation Drive—From July 14 thru August 4, Grace in Action is collecting school supplies for Sojourner Family Peace Center, which provides prevention and intervention services for families affected by domestic violence. Supply lists are located in the Parish Center, and a bin is located in the Grace Center, along with additional supply lists. Items can be dropped off weekdays 7 a.m.-1 p.m., or Sundays before or after church. Questions, contact Kathy Schlecht, via email at kathyschlecht3@gmail.com or by calling 414-870-5221.

Installation for Minister of Music Kevin Becker—In May 2019, the church council extended a divine call to church administrator Kevin Becker to serve as Grace’s new full-time Minister of Music, which he has accepted! His installation will take place during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, July 21, with a small cake-and-punch reception to follow in the Grace Center atrium.

Annual Grace Camp-Out—There is still time to reserve your campsite for this summer’s camp out at Long Lake Campground in the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, just northeast of Kewaskum (approximately an hour drive from the zoo). This is not a group camp; reservations must be made individually. Go to reserveamerica.com or call 1-888-947-2757 to reserve a spot for any evenings July 25-27 with departure on Sunday, July 28—whatever fits your schedule and tolerance level! Ask for a site in the upper 900s loop (sites 922-967) or the lower 900s, which is just a shout away. There will be one joint meal on Friday at 6 p.m. The rest of the meals are on your own. If you decide to reserve a site, please let Drew Carter know which one you reserved at dcarter@gracedowntown.org.

RootedMKE Goes to Wisconsin State Fair—Join RootedMKE on Sunday, Aug. 4, 3-8 p.m., for a fun-filled day at the Wisconsin State Fair! Enjoy an afternoon of strolling the fairgrounds, sampling some great fried fair food, and checking out the best of what Wisconsin has to offer. For details contact Josh Grefe at 507-995-4934 or email rootedmke@gmail.com.

Parking Lot Maintenance—Grace’s surface parking lot (between the church and Grace Center) will be closed in the upcoming weeks for maintenance and resealing. Please plan accordingly, and contact the church office with any questions. Thanks for your understanding.

First Fridays Presents Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes—Come to Grace on Friday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m., and enjoy Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 and Op. 65. This concert will feature local artists Saira FrankKristen DiNinnoTim Rebers,Thomas WeisJames Nowack, and Maggie Rebers. Concert is free and open to the public, and will last approximately an hour, with refreshments served post-concert. 
Please note: there isn’t a First Fridays concert during the month of July.

Happy Hobby Hour: Cigars—It’s back again! On Friday, Aug. 9, starting at 5:30 p.m., enjoy a fun, summer evening as Uhle’s Cigars and Grace member Joe Gruszka l lead an informal yet educational presentation on cigars. Cost is $5, and includes tasty appetizers, high-quality cigars, and raffle entry. Must be 18 or older to attend. For details, contact Events Assistant Julie Schoenrock at jschoenrock@gracedowntown.org. Please note: there isn’t a Happy Hobby Hour during the month of July.

Blood Drive at Grace—Grace Lutheran Church and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin are once again teaming up for a summertime blood drive! Supplies have been low this year, so every little bit helps! Sign-up times will be available in July, with links on the Grace website, and will take place between 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This blood drive will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18 in the Grace Center Great Hall. For more information, contact Julie Schoenrock at jschoenrock@gracedowntown.org.

Angel Tree Thank You Cards—We recently received thank you notes from all the children who received gifts from Grace members this past Christmas through the annual Angel Tree. After church today, check out the display in the Parish Center. Special thanks to Events Assistant and Grace member Julie Schoenrock for putting it together! 

Want to do more with foster kids and families? 
Consider adopting a foster family through WELS Kingdom Workers! Details can be found HERE.

Sunday Morning Grace Center Hosts Needed—Grace is seeking smiling faces to greet members and guests who visit the coffee shop or attend Bible study in the Great Hall on Sunday mornings! Tasks may include replenishing treats for Bible study, monitoring the parking lot, and assisting the coffee shop barista with closing duties. Building hosts are stationed in the Grace Center atrium, near the Juneau Ave. entrance. Free coffee drink of choice from Grace Place during your shift! Three shift times available: 7-8:45, 8:45-10:15, 10:15-noon. Questions, contact Events Assistant Julie Schoenrock at jschoenrock@gracedowntown.org.